Hollywood and the Killer Lesbian

Amidst the socio-sexual upheavals of the 1970s, Hollywood used a re-envisioning of the detective character from traditional film noir to essay the threat to heterosexual patriarchy posed by transgressive homosexuality.

Thus, in one 1972 film emerged American cinema's way of dealing with that threat - the archetype of the Killer Lesbian was cemented! More

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About Robert Cettl

A former SAR Research Fellow at Australia's National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA), freelance author, proofreader & English trainer, Robert has an HBA, GDIS, GCTESOL and MTESOL. Professionally published in print in the USA by McFarland & Co. Inc and Bloomsbury Academic, Robert also makes ethnographic digital video features for educational and research purposes, available on video-on-demand. His digital features are housed in the NFSA and his books are in the National Libraries of China, Australia and the USA. An English teacher, he works in Shanghai, China.

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